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Inscription

on plate: (butterfly and a faint second butterfly to the upper left of it); on tab: (butterfly) imp; by later hands lower right on the verso: K287 II (the II superscript) (by Harold Wright?); Old Clothers Exhange Chelsea rare 6 / 6

Provenance

Purchased October 29, 1928 by Lessing Julius Rosenwald [1891-1971], Philadelphia, (Lugt 1760b); gift to National Gallery of Art, 1943.  

Bibliography
1910
Kennedy, Edward G. The Etched Work of Whistler. New York: Grolier Club, 1910, no. 287, ii/ii.
2012
MacDonald, Margaret F., Grischka Petri, Joanna Meacock.James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings, a catalogue raisonné. University of Glasgow on-line website at http://etchings.arts.gla.ac.uk. University of Glasgow, 2012, no. 358, state ii/ii.
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